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Round-the-World Cruises Selling Out More Than a Year in Advance
by Bloomberg
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
By Fran Golden (Bloomberg) — After a year of isolation and lockdowns, four months on a ship is looking pretty good to cruise super fans. The Covid-19 pandemic was raging in July when Viking...

Bankruptcy Judge Orders Removal of Morton Bouchard as Bouchard Transportation’s CEO
by Mike Schuler
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
A U.S. bankruptcy judge has ordered Morton S. Bouchard III, the long-time CEO of New York-based Bouchard Transportation, to be immediately removed from his position as chief executive officer. The...

Maersk Eindhoven Sets Sail for Los Angeles After Last Month’s Cargo Loss
by Mike Schuler
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
The Maersk Eindhoven has departed Japan for the U.S. West Coast after operations to remove damaged and dislodged containers after its cargo loss last month. Maersk Eindhoven lost some 260...

Globus Maritime takes fleet to eight
by Hans Thaulow
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Nasdaq-listed Globus Maritime has been linked to one more kamasarmax, a ship sold by Nissen Kaiun. Earlier this month the Athanasios Feidakis controlled outfit was noted as the taker of the 2011-built, 80,000 dwt Nord Venus for $16.5m. VesselsValue notes in its latest weekly briefing that the fast-growing Greek bulker outfit has added the same-aged …

Peaks Maritime makes swift bulker profit
by Hans Thaulow
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

A ship registered as owned by Peaks Maritime has been sold in a deal that appears to be one of the fastest moves seen so far this year in the secondhand market. Brokers tell Splash that the owner has taken advantage of the upbeat tone in the handy to supramax segments, selling the 2014-built, 37,800 …

New Offshore Wind Foundation Installation Vessel ‘Alfa Lift’ Launched in China
by Mike Schuler
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
The new offshore wind foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift has been floated out of dry dock at the China Merchants Heavy Industries (CMHI) shipyard where the semi-submersible is under construction...

SBM Offshore places FPSO order at Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding
by Jason Jiang
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

FPSO operator SBM Offshore has entered into a contract with Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding for the construction of an FPSO hull. The FPSO will adopt SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward design, and will have a storage capacity of 2.3m barrels of crude oil. Delivery is expected in the second half of 2024. The contract follows SBM Offshore being awarded a letter …

American Petroleum Institute Weighing Support of Carbon Pricing -Source
by Reuters
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) – The main U.S. oil industry lobby group, the American Petroleum Institute, is weighing endorsing a price on carbon emissions, a major shift after long resisting...

Global Cargo Traffic Jam Could Last to 2022
by Bloomberg
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
By Thomas Black (Bloomberg) — A cargo traffic jam on the world’s roads, seas and air corridors could easily continue into next year, continuing to increase shipping costs, according to the...

New EU Moves Against Scrubbers Could Ultimately Help Them: CSA
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

On Thursday the European Parliament's Transport Committee agreed a draft resolution on maritime transport calling for a gradual phase-out of the use of heavy fuel oil in ships.

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Clipper Oil is a worldwide wholesaler of marine fuels and lubricant oils specializing in supplying vessels throughout the Pacific Ocean. Operating internationally from our headquarters in San Diego, California, USA, we serve the bunkering needs of all sectors of the marine market. This includes fishing fleets, ocean-going yachts, cruise ships, cargo ships, military/government/research vessels, and power plants.

Clipper Oil’s predecessor, Tuna Clipper Marine, was founded in 1956 by George Alameda and Lou Brito, two pioneers in the tuna fishing industry. Tuna Clipper Marine’s first supply location was in San Diego, California, USA where they serviced the local fishing fleet.

Established in 1985, Clipper Oil was formed to serve the needs of marine customers in the Western Pacific as vessels shifted their operations from San Diego. Clipper Oil has been a proven supplier of quality marine fuels, lubricants, and services to the maritime community for over 25 years, serving many ports throughout the Pacific Ocean. We maintain warehouses in Pago Pago, American Samoa; Majuro, Marshall Islands; and Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. We also have operations in the Eastern Pacific in Balboa/Rodman, Panama and Manta, Ecuador. We supply marine vessels and service stations with fuel, lubricant oil, salt, and ammonia. We also supply our customer’s vessels with bunkers at high-seas through various high-seas fuel tankers in all areas of the Pacific Ocean.


The Tuna Clipper Marine Pier in San Diego Bay (1980).

Clipper Oil supplying the USCGC Kimball ex. pipeline at the fuel dock in Pago Pago, American Samoa (2020).

Throughout the years, Clipper Oil has grown from a small marine distributor in San Diego to a worldwide supplier of marine fuels and lubricants. Clipper Oil offers a broad diversity of products and services and are active buyers and suppliers of petroleum products. It is this combination that gives us the edge in market intelligence needed to develop the best possible pricing for our clients.

Our daily monitoring of both the current and future oil market enables our customers to take advantage of market pricing on an immediate basis. This enables Clipper Oil to provide the best current and long term pricing for our customers.

Clipper Oil offers the following to our customers:

  • Extensive network of refueling locations throughout the Pacific Ocean
  • Full range of marine fuels, lubricants, and associated products
  • Competitive pricing
  • Technical support

All of the products we supply meet international specifications and conform to all local regulations.

With our many years of experience in the marine sector, Clipper Oil understands the attention to detail and operational performance vessels require during each port of call.

As a proven reliable and reputable supplier of marine fuel and lubricants, we welcome the opportunity to meet your vessel's needs. Please contact us for all of your marine energy and petroleum needs.

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